I have observed that there are some seasons in life that creativity is my *place* or my escape from whatever stress life throws at me. But for most of this past year, my *place* has not been in creating but more in solitude and reflection. I've missed my creative side, but have, I suppose, needed the break.
I was extremely thrilled in October when I had one of those moments--you know, when *the* idea hits you. Usually it happens in the shower, but not this time! I was immediately energized and excited to execute the project. I have been doing bulletin boards at the school on and off for the past five years. It is not really one of my favorite parts of the job. And after a while, season after season, they all start looking the same. Well, not mine this fall. I know--it's not the right season to post this, but it's when I am doing anyway!
Unfortunately, I deleted the photos of the board from my camera and only had some that were taken with my phone. The lift-up flaps had jokes on them with the answer on the inside. My favorite joke: Why do Pilgrims' pants fall down? Because they wear their buckles on their hats. Doesn't that just make you crack up and grin and smile and guffaw? It did me. I was in a needy place.
If only I could come up with something original for winter now!